Our Kaitoke Localised School Curriculum, based on the needs and aspirations of our school community and aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC), is being reviewed.
Our developing curriculum is based on an Inquiry Learning, Future Focused Model with rich and purposeful learning experiences.
Our developing curriculum has a strong focus on reading, writing and mathematics.
Our developing curriculum is based around our vision. Our values were developed through consultation with our school community in 2011, adapted in 2020 and relate directly to the NZC's Key Competencies.
"Tuia nga muka o te taurahere..." Our rope is only as strong as the many strands weaved together.
Strands: The metaphor for all skills and experiences we have had.
Our Year 7 and 8 students are involved in the Tuia Challenge with other schools in our cluster (Fordell, Mangamahu, Okoia, Upokongaro and Whangaehu). The Tuia Challenge provides an opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills, set goals and to tackle new challenges. Each year there are two physical challenges, a school based community service project and a set of school projects.
Off Site Technology Education
Year 7 and 8 students attend technology at Cullinane College for 2 hours every week where they have access to specialist teachers in 5 different options.